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Large Stone Cottage In Mature South Facing Garden Enjoying Stunning Views

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Melmerby, Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales, England, UK - Peaceful Village, 15 Minutes Walk To Pub, Nestled Between The Peaks Of Roova Crags And Penn Hill

This family owned and managed holiday cottage enjoys spectacular south facing views across Coverdale which can be enjoyed from both open plan living areas. The stone cottage, set in its own mature garden, has been recently renovated whilst retaining much of its original character. Close to countless attractions yet secluded, this holiday cottage offers all visitors a peaceful haven however you wish to spend your day. The closest pub is a short walk from the cottage. The market town Leyburn 4 miles from village offers great shopping for visitors. As a tributary to the popular Wensleydale, Coverdale is a forgotten gem of the Yorkshire Dales is surrounded by ancient byways and footpaths and brimming with wildlife. Mile House East is the perfect base from which to explore the Dales whether by foot, bike or car. An extensive network of footpaths can be accessed from the village.

Property Manager
Rebecca Parr
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Rebecca Parr

Mile House East is a cottage that has been in our family for nearly 50 years. It is a home from home to my brother and I and our families. The children adore it..

Rebecca Parr purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Rebecca Parr chose Hawes

Mile House East is a cottage that has been in our family for nearly 50 years and is currently owned by brothers Peter and Andy McKinlay. We have been able to refurbish and upgrade the property but retain the original features in this lovely old house. Last year we were able to extend the first floor into the old barn and create a large second living space as well as a fifth bedroom and second bathroom. Our families regularly use the cottage ourselves and we now have plenty of space. With three growing children in each family every corner of the dales becomes our adventure playground.

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful countryside at your front door. Close to both Leyburn - a thriving market town where you can pick up anything you need for your stay. Community owned pub - The Foresters Arms - witin walking distance. Forbidden Corner - voted Best Family Day out 2012 - a few miles away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

13/5/13 - Wonderful family weekend. 3 generations having a lovely, relaxed and happy time - Everything you could need. Great meal at Forester's Arms; cheese from Wensleydale and good walks on moors. Will be back.

24/2/13 - A spacious, warm and well equipped home in which to spend my 80th birthday with my family

13/12/12 - Fab place. Fab weekend with the family. Will definitely be back for a second visit. 100% recommend this lovely cottage.
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hawes in Coverham with Agglethorpe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Fantastic views across the Dale
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cloakroom - Toilet
  • Two bathrooms each containing a shower and a bath. The master bathroom is host to a roll-top bath and a power shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are three comfortable double bedrooms. Two single bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
The laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer is situated in the old coal store that also provides ample storage for outdoor equipment. There is ample parking for three cars. Outside: There is a large, mature, lawned garden with outstanding views across the dale to the front of the property and a spacious patio to the back. Utility Room: The laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer is situated in the old coal store that also provides ample storage for outdoor equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Other: The first floor boasts a fabulous alternative living area with a number of attractive features: a vaulted ceiling; exposed stonework; a snooker table, a large multi-fuel stove.


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Large Stone Cottage In Mature South Facing Garden Enjoying Stunning Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Clean, comfortable, spacious, well set out cottage with ideal set up for larger group/family.

  • 4 of 5

Rebecca was in touch before our stay to give us information/tips for arrival. Although fairly easy to find from the Leyburn direction the drive onto the spacious parking area for the cottage is a tight turn and steep so to avoid scraping your exhaust we decamped (we were 4 burly men with quite a bit of luggage) and found it easier to drive in/out with just driver (if unloaded and just a couple of adults and children this should be no problem). We were 4 gents on a walking holiday and the set up was ideal. With the 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 lounges (each with a log burner), large well equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and outside space for sitting/BBQ etc.

On arrival Rebecca was there to meet us as the weather was particularly bad as it had just had heavy snow storms in the area. She explained that due to the weather and time of year a delivery of oil for the central heating hadn't arrived, to help she had extra logs, electric heaters and lovely home made cake to welcome us and help with the situation.

She gave good advice about the local area and we had some great walks from the cottage and some starting in picturesque villages just a few miles drive. Due to the weather, which was unusually cold (Beast from the East), the extra logs and heaters were needed.

We did have a problem with hot water and a shower in one of the bathrooms which Rebecca quickly got a trades-person in to put right.

Overall the cottage is in a great place with a nice country pub a 15 minute walk (quiz on a Monday night, good food on other nights). Its large comfortable and clean. Good parking/outside space. With a good host in Rebecca who tried her best to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Mile House East and we have rebooked again for next year.

It is always immaculately clean on arrival and the manager is very helpful should you have any queries.

It is the best equipped holiday rental I have stayed in, especially the kitchen which has everything you could need.

The living areas are warm, comfortable and spacious and allow people to separate off and do different things, particularly good for larger groups. There are loads of books and games, two tvs and a pool table so plenty to do if it rains. The bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious enough for people to also spend time in during the day.

The front garden is large and younger children will enjoy the swings. The views are lovely and it is very quiet. There are plenty of things to do locally and several walks from the house itself. Very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage provided the perfect setting for a family holiday - six adults and two children across three generations.

There was ample room for everyone, both indoors and out, the children were delighted with the gardens ( with swings ), the pool table and the ample provision of games and books.

The location was excellent with lots to do and see within short distances. The local countryside is beautiful.

The accommodation provided top quality at a very reasonable price.


  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location

Fabulous space for 2 families to get together

Take bottled water as we couldn't drink the water all weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the house, and all of the space and amenities that it has to offer for family get togethers. Melmerby village is unusual in that it has its own water supply and this is occasionally subject to discolouration, usually due to heavy rainfall which washes more than average quantities from the hills into the water supply and which brings with it a hint of the peat that it comes from. It is perfectly safe to both drink and wash in and reflects the experience of all those who live in the village. I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to the house soon.
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Great family cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, plenty of room and well set up for kids.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you have enjoyed Mile House East with your family, we very much look forward to welcoming you back again!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stay at Mile House East was wonderful. The cottage was clean warm and extremely well equipped. The snooker table added another fun dimension and the library had something for everyone! We would certainly consider revisiting.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments - it was lovely to welcome you to the house and great to hear you enjoyed all it has to offer - we look forward to seeing you again.
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The nearest airport is Leeds or Newcastle. The house is approximately one and a half hours drive from either.

The nearest train station is Northallerton (East Coast main line stop) which is approximately 45 minutes away.

The cottage is approximately two and half hours driving from Hull port.


Carlton - 1.5 miles

Forbidden Corner - 3 miles

Middleham Castle - 5 miles

Bolton Castle -7 miles

Aysgarth Falls - 10 miles

Leyburn - 6 miles

Hawes - 15 miles

Further Details:

Coverdale is one of the most picturesque of the upper dales. It stretches for over thirteen miles from the bleak beauty of Coverhead in the West, where rivulets cut deep into the peaty moorland, to the small cobbled market town of Middleham to the East - famous for its racing stables and associations with Richard III, once an inhabitant of Middleham Castle. To the west of Melmerby the skyline is dominated by the distinctive outline of Great and Little Whernside in the high dale. Closer to the cottage Penhill on Melmerby Moor is within easy striking distance, as are the crags of Roova facing you from across the dale.

The hamlet of Melmerby is surrounded by rich meadows and pastureland that reach down to the banks of the Cover an easy stroll from the holiday cottage. In neighbouring Wensleydale you can find Semer Water, a peaceful lake surrounded by stunning hills. Hawes in the west of the dale is another picturesque market town with lots to see and do. Aysgarth Falls and Redmire Falls provide well marked and easy walking with good amenities and tourist information. Above Aysgarth Falls sits Castle Bolton, one time prison to Mary, Queen of Scots. Move further North, beyond Wensleydale, and you find dramatic Swaledale with historic Richmond at its head.


Good local shops, supermarkets and farmers’ market can be found in nearby Leyburn, and a choice of excellent eateries and traditional pubs in Middleham, and countless other local villages. Carlton with its cosy local pub, the Foresters Arms, serving good food and local ale is within walking distance. Some recommended restaurants are:-thebluelion.co.uk/ whiteswanhotel.co.uk / wensleydaleheifer.co.uk / forestersarms-carlton.co.uk


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Changeover Day:
Friday for week long stays. Short stays outside of school holidays with change over on Fridays and Mondays

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.